Quilts an amaz­ing dis­play of tex­tile art

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion - By ED­WINA KELLY Childers Art Space

WEL­COME to 2015 and I hope ev­ery­one has a happy and safe year.

Childers Arts Space kicks off the year with State of the Art 14, which showcases art quilts by the Queens­land Quil­ters Art Quilt group, com­pleted by quil­ters through­out Queens­land since 2013.

Art quilts are at least two lay­ers of fab­ric and that fab­ric can be painted, ma­nip­u­lated or em­bel­lished. In fact, there are not too many rules when it comes to an art quilt.

View­ers will be amazed at what can be achieved with tex­tiles. Th­ese quilts are def­i­nitely not tra­di­tional quilts.

Queens­land Quil­ters Inc is a not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion.

It has the ob­jec­tives of pro­mot­ing the art and craft of patch­work and quilt­ing, bring­ing to­gether peo­ple in­ter­ested in patch­work and quilt­ing, en­cour­ag­ing and main­tain­ing high stan­dards of work­man­ship and de­sign in both tra­di­tional and con­tem­po­rary work, and or­gan­is­ing exhibitions and work­shops.

Quilts from two Bund­aberg quil­ters, Ailsa Koloi and San­dra Sul­li­van, are among the dis­play of amaz­ing quilts.

The ex­hi­bi­tion runs un­til March 15 and is a must-see for all keen quil­ters and peo­ple in­ter­ested in the art of quilt­ing.

Also on dis­play on the new re­gional wall in the gallery is art­work from lo­cal artists Alice McLaugh­lin and Kym Con­nell.

The art­works were com­pleted dur­ing and after their six-week artis­tic jour­ney to cen­tral Aus­tralia and de­pict the in­spir­ing land­scapes of the area.

Childers Visual Arts Group will re­sume on Fe­bru­ary 5.

Ev­ery­one is wel­come to come and join the mem­bers of the Cre­ation Sta­tion group, which meets un­der the big tree at Alice’s in Ap­ple Tree Creek.

For any­one new to the area, the group is in­volved in paint­ing, pot­tery, wood carv­ing and hebel sculp­ture. Work­shops are held in each genre.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, phone Veronica Wood­field on 4126 1995.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Alice McLaugh­lin on re­ceiv­ing Bund­aberg Re­gion’s Cre­ative Spirit Award. Well done Alice!

The Firehouse Pot­ters are back at the wheel and had their big plan­ning meet­ing on Mon­day.

They will be host­ing the Wide Bay Bund­aberg Pot­ters Group’s an­nual con­ven­tion this year. It will be the Bund­aberg group’s 40th an­niver­sary, so the cel­e­bra­tion will be big­ger and bolder than ever.

Due to popular de­mand, the Firehouse Pot­ters will con­tinue to open the shed on a Satur­day morn­ing for new and ex­ist­ing mem­bers, ex­tend­ing an invitation to any­one who is in­ter­ested to come along and have a cuppa with the pot­ters.

Childers artist Mar­i­lyn Mur­ray’s ex­hi­bi­tion Home is Where the Heart Is is run­ning at Gayn­dah Art Gallery. The ex­hi­bi­tion ex­plores the var­i­ous def­i­ni­tions of “home” and will run un­til March 1.

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